Applying Mural Paintings to Restore the Luster of Archeological Parks in Alexandria, Egypt

Eman Ahmed Ramzy Elgendy (1)
(1) Department of Painting (Mural Painting), Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, Egypt

Abstract

Historical, archeological parks such as Antoniadis garden, Al-shallalat gardens and the zoo are important assets in the city of Alexandria, Egypt. These parks suffer from severe neglect, damage and encroachments of street vendors. This study aims to find aesthetic solutions to improve these parks as part of Alexandria’s cultural heritage on the national and global levels. Mural paintings could be used to beautify the entrances of these parks along with the seating units, garbage bins, and water tap basins. This mural painting process could be well suited with the architectural styles of these parks to preserve their identity and still fit within the history and civilization of the ancient city of Alexandria. This will protect the historical features of these parks and make them touristic destinations instead of being abandoned and neglected over time.

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Authors

Eman Ahmed Ramzy Elgendy
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Author Biography

Eman Ahmed Ramzy Elgendy, Department of Painting (Mural Painting), Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Department of Painting (Mural Painting), Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
Elgendy, E. A. R. (2017). Applying Mural Paintings to Restore the Luster of Archeological Parks in Alexandria, Egypt. The Academic Research Community Publication, 1(1), 5. https://doi.org/10.21625/archive.v1i1.107

Article Details

Received 2017-09-09
Accepted 2017-09-09
Published 2017-09-18